Okay, let's stop with the bashing. Massillon City Schools had a C grade last year, which was an improvement. Jackson had a B and most of the rest on this discussion had C's too, so Massillon is probably doing as well as a school with its poverty rate could hope to do. Any district with high poverty rates, which Massillon has is going to have a hard time getting a better score. The exceptions to this are Steubenville and Girard. Those are the two highest rated schools after socio economics is factored in. More districts need to go and visit those two districts to see what they are doing. I don't know why the FED would not take them. The only sport that Massillon is great in is football. They do okay in the other sports, but clearly Perry and Jackson would dominate them in basketball and wrestling. I'm not sure about girl sports or track and field, but I'll bet Massillon's soccer teams, tennis teams, cross country teams, baseball teams, etc. would not dominate the league. In fact, the Tigers may be dominated by the other schools in the league. So what it comes down to is football. Being an independent in those other sports is tough. When you're in a conference, the league fills in most of the games with home and home series. It has got to be a pain to try and fill those schedules, so to say Massillon doesn't want in a league is just a lie. I think the FED should take them despite the bad blood. If they take them, the league will become more familiar with the Tigers, and that will result in victories over time. It would also take a lot of the mystique away from the Tigers, which would lead to fewer students opting to go there to play football instead of just staying home. There would be more upsets of Massillon if they were in the FED. Massillon usually schedules a cream puff before it plays a tough game. If they had to play Perry the week before McK, that would give them a problem. It would be more difficult to win. The obvious fit for Massillon is the FED and to reject them makes the FED look bad because other than football, Massillon would not dominate any sport in the conference. Massillon is the perfect fit for that league in every way. If you can't beat them in football, play them a while and you may learn how to beat them.